MyShake

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Link to Resource: https://myshake.berkeley.edu/
Resource Type:Classroom Activities; Curricula and Instruction
Grade Level:
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Language:English
Format:app
Organization:UC Berkeley Seismological Laboratory
Summary:"MyShake is a free app for Android (and in the future, iOS) phones that has the ability to recognize earthquake shaking using the sensors in every smartphone. The app runs """"silently"""" in the background on your phone using very little power - just like the step-tracking fitness apps. When the shaking fits the vibrational profile of an earthquake, the app sends the anonymous information to our central system that confirms the location and magnitude of the quake. Our goal is to build a worldwide seismic network and use the data to reduce the effects of earthquakes on us as individuals, and our society as a whole. MyShake also provides users with information about recent earthquakes around the world and significant global historical earthquakes."
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1; Big Idea 8
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS2.B; ESS3.B
NGSS Performance Expectations:3-ESS3-1; 4-ESS2-2; 4-ESS3-2; HS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation; Patterns
Subjects: 6-8; 9-12; citizen science; earthquake; elementary school; hazards; high school; k-5; k-5 geosource; mapping; maps; middle school; natural hazards; technology
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